Eclipse Heat


Hi everyone! I’m a tad late posting this morning, still trying to catch up May work and figure out how it can already be June. @_@

Last night, after I received the animated banner posted above, I decided to acknowledge the tremendous assistance I receive from Michael Hart of My banners for FaceBook as well as my awesome website,  and the sophisticated presentation of my quarterly Dreamcatcher eZine, all come from his creative genius.

TID Mugs all poses_(med)

I’m getting ready to order some gift mugs for Trouble In Disguise (designed by Michael) but I can’t decide which to order: A) the Eclipse Heat banner above as a wraparound watermark background or B) the white background.

What do you think? Vote for A or B in a comment and go in a drawing to win a mug and an ecopy of  Trouble In Disguise!

Oh, and by the way, Trouble In Disguise comes out June 5 (Wednesday of this week). I hope you’ll check it out. I really love this story. Deacon’s a solemn cynic until a miracle seduces some sense into him. 🙂



An Eclipse Heat novel.

Since both his partners have married and retired from the hunt, Deacon McCallister is alone when he visits the Pleasure Dome, an infamous brothel in Fort Worth’s Hell’s Half Acre. He’s tracking a counterfeiter but what he finds is TROUBLE—dressed in a man’s ruffled shirt and nothing more.

Bounty hunter Miracle Beauregard pretends to be male, calls herself Beau and for years has fooled the general public concerning her gender. But underneath Miri’s disguise, beats a feminine heart in lust for Deacon McCallister. Though she spends a lot of time dreaming about her rival, she never expects to act upon her longings.

When Miri follows an outlaw to the fanciest whorehouse in Texas and crosses paths with her heart’s desire, she trades her buckskins for bare skin to play the part of Deacon’s paid companion.

Inside Scoop: Miri figures wrong when she thinks one taste of Deacon will be enough and quickly discovers her undercover lover has forever on his mind.


A Romantica®/Lawless erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

 Mini Excerpt:

“You were a virgin,” Deacon repeated as if that had some significance she’d overlooked.

“Was. Not anymore.”

“I don’t bed virgins,” he declared.

“Too late,” Miri answered and took the last strawberry from the dish to nibble while he said what he had to say.

“When I next see Beauregard, I’m going to kick his ass from here to Sunday. This is the second time the toad-eater has sent you into danger. You will leave this den of iniquity with me in the morning. Dammit, this has got to stop. Do you understand?”

“Yes.” She bit down on the strawberry, wishing the flood of sweet juice would erase the bitter taste of regret in her mouth.

“Fine. Come to bed. We’ll sleep and then sort things out tomorrow.” His tone lost its autocratic menace and a half-smile curved his lips. He moved her back to the bed and took charge. And she let him. He was tender, rough, giving, demanding and everything Miri had ever imagined he’d be.

“Feel good?” he whispered in her ear as he cupped her mound, parting her folds and playing in her wet heat.

Good doesn’t do it justice. Sliding her long mane to one side, she exposed her neck to his lips. She was greedy for sensation. “Don’t be gentle,” she ordered him.

New though she was at this, Miri reached behind her and clasped his cock, guiding it toward her entrance. She felt him shudder and groan as she fisted her hand around him and pumped his hard length. He brought her to her knees, pressed her shoulders to the mattress and lifted her hips.

She wasn’t quite sure what came next. For a moment she felt like a fool with her bottom waving in the air and her sexual center exposed.

But when he teased her, rubbing his shaft against the tender flesh inside the lips of her sex, she moaned her approval. Then he brushed the end of his cock against her pearl, making it pulse with need. She was embarrassed at the amount of liquid emissions her body produced. “I’m dripping. Maybe you should dry—” He thrust.

Miri turned her face into the mattress and screamed. When Deacon froze she whispered fiercely. “That was a good sound not a bad. I’m a big girl and I won’t break. I want this. Don’t stop.”


If you’d like an email alert delivered to you when Trouble In Disguise goes live Wednesday, click Here.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and vote  A or B for my mug design to go in a drawing to win a mug and an ecopy of  Trouble In Disguise!

Oh, and thanks for stopping by! *waving*

Gem Sivad

Author of Erotic, Paranormal and Historical
2010 EPIC Award Winner
2011 EPIC Award Finalist
2011 Passionate Plume Winner
Author of the series Eclipse Heat
Published by Ellora’s Cave


About Gem

Author of contemporary women's fiction, paranormal urban fantasy, and historical western romance. Hermit by choice.
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45 Responses to Eclipse Heat

  1. amanda m says:

    I like mug A!!!

  2. Maureen says:

    I like mug B.

    PS – Your banner link is broken – It says server error.

    • Gem says:

      Thank you so much for telling me, Maureen. I changed the link to an upload. Hope you make it back to see the noose swing and the tumbleweed roll. 🙂

  3. Mug A..cannot wait til the new book this week!!

    • Gem says:

      Christie, you have no idea. I’m more excited about this book than I’ve been since my first book ever. I soooo want everyone to love these two. *gnawing bottom lip*

  4. Vanessa N. says:

    I like mug A. Thanks for the chance.

  5. OMG. What a great excerpt! (Mug A)

    • Gem says:

      Awww, Taryn, any praise makes me giddy but when it’s from a gifted author it makes me swell with pride. I hope you get a chance to read the whole book. I love Deacon and Miri’s story.

  6. jennifer mathis says:

    I like A

  7. Kim Freeman says:

    I would say A is the better choice.

  8. Linda says:

    I like A the best. I can’t wait till Trouble In Disguise is available and from the excerpt It sounds fantastic as are all your books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Gem says:

      Hi Linda!!! Let me know what you think aboutDeacon’s book if you have time. (I’m bouncing up and down waiting for this too.)*BG*


  9. Kirsten says:

    Fabulous excerpt, Gem! Wow! Mug A gets my vote. (Don’t put me in the drawing I’m just here for the eye-opening excerpt)! 😀

    • Gem says:

      Kirsten, I’ll bring an Eclipse Mug to give away and another for you 😉 when I visit your campfire on Wednesday.Good golly I can hardly wait.

  10. Peggy says:

    Mug B gets my vote. Loved the excerpt. So ready for this book. 🙂

    • Gem says:

      Peggy, it took me awhile to get to know Deacon underneath his gruff exterior. And Miri perplexed me from the start as I peeled away her layers of disguise. I so hope you enjoy the book!

      Thanks for stopping by,


  11. mug A….the book sounds great!

    • Gem says:

      Hey Michelle. This time the muse won and every time I tried to write my book, Deacon and Miri took over and told their own story. I hope you enjoy!

  12. Susan T. says:

    It suddenly got really hot here and it’s already hot in the north east. OMG off to take a cold shower. Like mug B.

  13. Teresa Hughes says:

    So ready for this book! I like Mug A.

    Have a great Sunday!

  14. Cindy Hamilton says:

    I like mug A! This book sounds very good, going on my TBR list!!

    • Gem says:

      Cindy, Deacon and Miri have their own hashtag (#)on Twitter now, since Crystal Baby @NovelCrys82 started: #TroubleInDisguise. Hopefully there will be some chirping going on. 🙂

  15. Susan says:

    Like mug A. Can’t wait till Wed.

  16. Tracie says:

    I’m a fan of Mug A. Mug B it too black and white and if the excerpt is anything to go by, this book is going to be VERY colorful. Looking forward to the release.
    Good luck and happy writing!

    • Gem says:

      “Colorful.” Yes, I believe, Tracie that you’ve found an apt adjective for Deacon and Miri’s story. Hope you enjoy!

  17. Lea says:

    Great Excerpt! I think I like mug B best.

  18. Becky Ward says:

    I like mug A best. Great excerpt! I’m looking forward to reading this story.

  19. lisagk says:

    I vote for “A”. Thanks for the excerpt and the contest.

  20. Rosheen says:

    Hi Gem definitely A. Also Really like your Webb page, newsletter and banner in respects to both looks and function of what you have chosen and how it is run. From a user of your websites point of view Book always do a great job in graphics, function and very quick positive response to the odd technical issue ( Worth gold that!). Really looking forward to Wednesday’s release. Cheers 🙂 rosheen

    • Gem says:

      Thanks Rosheen. I am not a techno savvy person although I can do a little html layout if I have to. The gifs and gorgeous designs are all the genius of Booknibbles. I’m looking forward to the release impatiently, with the usual fizz of nerves.

      Hope you enjoy!!


  21. Mary Preston says:

    I vote for A.

    The excerpt had me laughing – in a good way.

    • Gem says:

      Thank you Mary. That’s good news. I laughed a lot when I wrote this book. Hope you find a lot to smile about when you read the whole story.

  22. tiss81 says:

    Damn Woman! That was one HOT excerpt! Makes me wish for a man………to do all kinds of things with.
    I like B.
    I also didn’t see the banner, didn’t show up for me.
    Congrats on release day! So looking forward to this book……..

    • Gem says:

      Hey tiss. Darn it. Thanks for the banner headsup. I thought I had the problem resolved. @_@ As for heat, I forgot how hot Trouble In Disguise is until I started posting snippets. 🙂 Can’t wait for you to read!

  23. Clare O'Beara says:

    Both mugs look good, but I’d prefer A.
    You’re very inventive with more than just writing!

    • Gem says:

      Hi Clare. I fiddle a lot with projects.Once an idea plants itself in my mind, it bothers me until I have to do something about it. 🙂 I guess writing is an extension of that.

      Hope you enjoy Trouble In Disguise!


  24. Elena Moreno says:

    I like A …..,

    I am also looking forward to the new book 🙂

  25. Becky says:

    I like A.

  26. siobhanmuir says:

    I’m a big fan of mug A. Congrats on your upcoming release, Gem. 🙂

  27. Lisa Guertin says:

    I like mug A as well. Loved the excerpt and plan to pick it up on Wednesday.
    lisaguertin at

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  29. bn100 says:

    I vote A

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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